The Washington County Historical Society’s Education Outreach Department currently offers a wide variety of no-cost outreach programs to Washington County Senior Centers, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, SAR, DAR, and other organizations.
In 2011 the Outreach Department is offering two new programs.
A full program list is available here. For more information, or to schedule one of these programs for your group, please contact Clay Kilgore or Joyce Mullen. 724-225-6740 or email@example.com
Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Last tour begins at 3:00pm
The 199-year-old LeMoyne House is Pennsylvania’s first National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. Only a few other such sites exist in the entire United States. The house, located at 49 East Maiden Street in downtown Washington, was built in 1812 by John Julius LeMoyne, the father of Francis Julius LeMoyne. Both father and son were practicing physicians, but it was the courageous Francis Julius LeMoyne who, despite the strict Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, risked his personal freedom and fortune to do what he knew was morally right – take a stand against the institution of slavery. This successful doctor, reformer and builder of the first crematory in the western hemisphere, opened his home and properties as stops along the Underground Railroad.
The father of five daughters and three sons, he also believed in and promoted education for women. The LeMoyne House is now a museum filled with period artifacts and dedicated to Dr. LeMoyne’s memory. Washington has a unique historic treasure in the LeMoyne House. Why not come and visit this national landmark and learn about the fascinating man who risked everything by allowing his stately stone house to be a stop on the Underground Railroad?
Walk-in tours are also welcome and special group tour discounts are available. Saturday tours are available for groups of 20 or more. For more information or for directions, call 724-225-6740, e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form provided here.